A quaint little township in the south Indian state of Kerala, Varkala lies 55 km to the north of Thiruvananthapuram - the state capital. A seaside tourist resort and spa - Varkala is the ideal spot to spend an idyllic holiday away from the hustle bustle of the city. The spectacular palm-lined beaches, highly unusual land formations, steep cliffs and the view from atop draw thousands of tourists to Varkala every year. Also revered as an important religious place for the Hindus, Varkala is a must-visit destination on tours to Kerala.
Although Varkala does not have an airport of its own, the nearest airport to reach Varkala is at Trivandrum, at a distance of about 55 km. Trivandrum, being the capital of Kerala, the international airport here is connected by an excellent air network to major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, Kochin and Kolkata. Indian Airlines and Jet Airways operate numerous domestic flights to and from Trivandrum.
A number of International Airlines operate regular flights from Trivandrum to Colombo, Gulf countries, Singapore and Maldives. The railway station at Varkala is well-connected by regular trains with Trivandrum and some major places in India. Trivandrum has good rail connections with all major places in the country.
Varkala is located just 47 km from the National Highway No: 47. A decent network of roadways connects Varkala to Trivandrum. Trivandrum in turn is well-connected by roads with all major cities in South India. Varkala is about an hour's drive from Trivandrum and to reach Varkala by road one can get down at Kallambalam and thereafter avail auto-rickshaws or local buses.